Grey-headed Lovebird Agapornis canus
Grey-headed Lovebird, Berenty Reserve, Madagascar, November 2016 - click for larger image

November 2016

The Grey-headed Lovebird is endemic to Madagascar where it is found in the lowlands up to 1,500 metres in dry, open habitats such as spiny desert and at forest edges. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It forages on the ground for small seeds and is usually in small groups.

Grey-headed Lovebird, Mosa Park, Ifaty, Madagascar, November 2016 - click for larger image The male, shown here, has a grey head and upper breast which is green in the female. Both these birds are from the south and west of Madagascar and are of the sub-species A. c. ablectaneus which has a darker and bluer hood than the nominate found elsewhere in Madagascar.

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